Animate! Des Moines 2024 - Eventeny
Animate! Des Moines 2024
Starts on Friday, September 27th, 2024
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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About the event
It's an ANIMATION CELEBRATION at GalaxyCon Presents ANIMATE! Join us for 3 days of anime, animation, cosplay, and more! We feature entertainment, Q&As, video and tabletop gaming, panels, costume contests, cosplay wrestling, and so much more fandom for you to explore. Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! We look forward to seeing you September 27 - 29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center
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Dates
Sep 27, 2024 · 2:00 PM - Sep 29, 2024 · 8:00 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Parking instructions
Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off of the following streets: 3rd Street 5th Avenue Crocker Street The Iowa Events Center surface parking lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Convention Center.
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Health & safety
In the event of any postponement, all tickets shall be transferred to the rescheduled dates. Animate! Des Moines will have enhanced health, safety, and hygiene procedures in place. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons present at Animate! Des Moines, including but not limited to, attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors, and staff voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
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Tickets
Price: $40.00-260.00
Admission
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Animate! Des Moines 3 Day VIP Full Weekend Pass
$260
+ Tax: $18.20, Processing fees: $17.77
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 27, 2024 2:00 pm - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 Day VIP Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Friday, Saturday & Sunday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. Benefits include: A) Special registration booth for VIP’s (B) Full Admission to the festival for all 3 days (C) Exclusive VIP Badge (D) Animate! Lanyard (E) 2 Exclusive Variant Comic Books (F) Exclusive Animate! D20 (G) Advance 48-Hour Pre-Sale Access to Special Ticketed Events (H) Entry to the Friday Night V.I.P. Cocktail party: Featuring some celebrity and professional guests, music, and more! Includes 2 free drink tickets. (I) Fast Lane Access for Autographs and Photo Ops with media guests/celebrities. Guests with big lines for autographs will have a separate line for Fast Lane holders. Photo Ops will always have a Fast Lane. If you do not see a Fast Lane, please ask for assistance from a GalaxyCon staff member in the Celebrity Area (J) Exclusive Premium Lounge access (K) Animate! Expo Bag (L) 2 Animate! Exclusive Pin (M) Limited Edition Animate! Folder for Autographs (N) Animate! 2024 11×17 Limited Edition Art Print (O) 20% Discount on all Animate! merchandise at the Animate! Booth (P) More benefits may be announced at any time There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: FRIDAY: 2pm to 2am SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS FRIDAY: 2pm to 8pm SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines 3 Day Deluxe Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines 3 Day Deluxe Pass
$130
+ Tax: $9.10, Processing fees: $9.05
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 27, 2024 2:00 pm - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 Day Deluxe Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Friday, Saturday & Sunday except a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. Benefits include: (A) Full Admission to the festival for all 3 days (B) Exclusive 3 Day Deluxe Badge (C) Animate! Lanyard (D) 1 Exclusive Variant Comic Book (E) Exclusive Animate! D20 (F) Advance 24 Hour Pre-Sale Access to Celebrity Photo Ops and Special Ticketed Events (G) Animate! Expo Bag (H) Animate! Exclusive Pin (I) Animate! Folder for Autographs (J) Animate! 2024 11×17 Limited Edition Print (K) 10% Discount on all Animate! merchandise at the Animate! Booth. (L) More benefits may be announced at any time. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: FRIDAY: 2pm to 2am SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS FRIDAY: 2pm to 8pm SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines 3 Day Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines 3 Day Pass
$100
+ Tax: $7.00, Processing fees: $7.04
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 27, 2024 2:00 pm - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 Day Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Friday, Saturday & Sunday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: FRIDAY: 2pm to 2am SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS FRIDAY: 2pm to 8pm SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines 2 Day Deluxe Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines 2 Day Deluxe Pass
$120
+ Tax: $8.40, Processing fees: $8.38
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 28, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Saturday & Sunday 2 Day Deluxe Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Saturday & Sunday except a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. Benefits include: (A) Full Admission to the festival for all 3 days (B) Exclusive 3 Day Deluxe Badge (C) Animate! Lanyard (D) 1 Exclusive Variant Comic Book (E) Exclusive Animate! D20 (F) Advance 24 Hour Pre-Sale Access to Celebrity Photo Ops and Special Ticketed Events (G) Animate! Expo Bag (H) Animate! Exclusive Pin (I) Animate! Folder for Autographs (J) Animate! 2024 11×17 Limited Edition Print (K) 10% Discount on all Animate! merchandise at the Animate! Booth. (L) More benefits may be announced at any time. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines 2 Day Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines 2 Day Pass
$90
+ Tax: $6.30, Processing fees: $6.37
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 28, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Saturday & Sunday Full Day Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Saturday & Sunday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines Friday Single Day Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines Friday Single Day Pass
$40
+ Tax: $2.80, Processing fees: $3.01
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 27, 2024 2:00 pm - Sep 28, 2024 2:00 am EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Friday Single Day Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Friday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines Saturday Single Day Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines Saturday Single Day Pass
$60
+ Tax: $4.20, Processing fees: $4.35
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 28, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 29, 2024 2:00 am EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Saturday Single Day Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Saturday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Animate! Des Moines Sunday Single Day Pass cover picture
Animate! Des Moines Sunday Single Day Pass
$50
+ Tax: $3.50, Processing fees: $3.68
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ticket date & time
Sep 29, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EDT
Description
Use code ANIMATE15 for 15% off Admission to Animate! Des Moines also grants admission to Nightmare Weekend Des Moines September 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center! The Sunday Single Day Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close on Sunday except for a small number of VIP Events and Premier Celebrity Experiences that would require an additional ticket. Kids 9 and under get in FREE with paid adult. Up to 3 children for each adult. There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets. CONVENTION EVENT HOURS: SATURDAY: 10am to 2am SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm EXHIBITION HALL HOURS SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm
Special Events
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Animate! After Dark Experience - Friday
$65
+ Processing fees: $4.40
NON-REFUNDABLE
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Non-Refundable Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable after purchase. The delivery of the service is completed upon receiving this ticket by email.
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Ticket redeem location
730 3rd Street, Des Moines
Iowa 50309, United States
Sale end date
September 29th, 2024 at 8:00 pm EDT
Description
Reserved Seating for Late Night Main Stage Events: Animate! After Dark Nerdlesque Showcase on Friday Night. INCLUDES: - 2 Drink Tickets per person - Animate! After Dark Pin * - Animate! After Dark Shot Glass - Event Poster - Special Event Badge - Priority Seating in the After Dark Lounge General Admission seating to Animate! or Nightmare Weekend Des Moines After Dark events is included with Animate! or Nightmare Weekend Des Moines entry pending availability This does not include admission to Animate! Des Moines. You must also purchase a ticket for admission to redeem Special Event Tickets. Show details subject to change.
Artists, vendors & exhibitors applications
Interested in applying:
1 active application
Deadline: Sep 28, 2024
Animate! Des Moines/ Nightmare Weekend Des Moines takes place September 27-29, 2024 at Iowa Events Center.
Thank you for your interest in setting up as an Exhibitor, Vendor, Independent Publisher, Developer, Craftsperson, Artist, Writer, or Filmmaker at Animate! Des Moines 2024. After filling out this form, you will receive an email regarding your approval status. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
Volunteers
Interested in applying:
1 active application
Volunteer Benefits: • Free admission to the convention on the day that you work • Free admission every day of the convention if you work for 10 hours or more • An exclusive GalaxyCon Legion of Super Fans t-shirt • An exclusive volunteer badge/button • 10% discount on GalaxyCon merchandise • A private volunteer breakroom • Free pizza and bottled water while you are on your breaks Application Instructions: • You may select UP TO 3 departments that you would be interested in volunteering for. You will be placed into a department, or departments, based on need and availability. • You may be reassigned to a different department if necessary. • Select only the days and timeframes that you are available. • You may select multiple shifts and consecutive shifts. • We depend on volunteers and we schedule coverage based on your commitment. Please do not apply to volunteer if you do not plan on showing up. • We understand that some circumstances are out of your control. If you are unable to show up for a scheduled shift, please try to let us know as soon as possible. This will not reflect negatively on future volunteer opportunities. • Please upload a clear picture of your face to your application, so that we may identify you at check-in.
Other applications
Interested in applying:
5 active applications

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Do you have a Fan Group or Show Car you're interested in bringing to Animate! Des Moines?

 
Deadline: Aug 09, 2024

Do you want to host a panel or workshop at Animate! Des Moines 2024? Share your love of fandom and help us make this the best show ever! Animate! features over 300 hours of programming, and we couldn't do it without the talented contributions of local fans. Fan panels are the heart of Animate!

Panels are discussions, lectures, show and tell, or rants about any and all parts of fandom. Comic Books, Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Video Games, etc… If you have a specialty and want to talk about it, an area of expertise in fandom, and you want to share it with the con, we’d love for you to submit a panel for consideration. We appreciate all ideas, no matter how big or small, but if your panel has logistical needs, please indicate them completely on your form. We will try our best to accommodate your panel.

1. Registration deadline is August 9th, 2024. The earlier you submit your panel, the better your chance of approval and a good time slot. No panels will be approved after that date. If you would like to host your own panel, it’s easy! Just fill out the form below and submit it to us for consideration.

2. Preparation goes a long way. Be sure you complete your request form completely and accurately. Check to ensure that your topic is relevant, your descriptions accurately match your panel’s title and content, and show us that you have put a great deal of thought into your presentation.

3. Panels should reflect an aspect of the fandoms we represent. Animate! does reserve the right to reject panels if we feel the material is inappropriate for our convention.

4. Make sure your panel is appropriate. We pride ourselves on being family-friendly, which means that your panel is not demeaning, rude, embarrassing, or derogatory to anyone.  We do not allow “Truth or Dare” type panels or "Ask a Character" events due to the nature of the questions. 

5. Animate! does not accept panels that require an admission fee. All panels are to be open to any and all registered attendees; attendees should only need their convention badge to attend a panel. A small materials-only fee may be charged on a case-by-case basis that involves creating crafts. Prior to submitting a panel that might require the material fee please email desmoines@galaxycon.com prior to submission.

6. Guest panels have priority. Because scheduling for these panels can be erratic and take up much of ‘prime-time’ programming between Noon and five pm on Saturday and Sunday, being flexible on your scheduling increases the chances we will find an acceptable time slot for your panel.

7. Notify us at desmoines@galaxycon.com immediately of any changes or problems as soon as they arise.

8. It is the responsibility of the panelist to meet with the AV team at the convention at least 20 minutes before their panel starts if they wish to use computers or other devices in their panel. Please note that Animate! Des Moines does NOT provide laptops in the panel rooms. We do provide speakers, projectors, and microphones upon request.

9. Be respectful to Animate! staff, volunteers, and the other panelists.

10. Start on time and end on time. All panels should end in enough time for you to clean up and remove your materials so the next panel can start on time.

11. Be a registered attendee at Animate! Des Moines. For hosting a panel, the main host listed on the form will only receive one admission ticket per panel for the day of that panel. Groups with multiple members are encouraged to lead several panels in order to cover admission for more members. Animate! Des Moines is not responsible for any additional admission.

12. Animate! will notify all panelists if their panel has been accepted by September 6th, 2024. Because of over-scheduling, your panel may be canceled even after it has been approved. In that case, you will still receive an admission ticket for that day.

13. Every attempt will be made to ensure that the Panelist/s will be scheduled for their preferred day and time, and Animate! will also attempt to avoid scheduling the Panelist/s for any major events that the Panelist may have an interest in attending, though no guarantees can be made. Make sure to note any event that you do not want to miss on the Panel Request Form.

14. Animate! will provide AV support, within reason. Please note that laptops are NOT provided. We strongly encourage you to have a back-up plan because regardless of how well you or we plan.

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